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Nunn's chess openings
Nunn, John.
Publication Information:
London : Everyman Publishers, [1999]

Physical Description:
544 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
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GV1450 .N86 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Nunn's Chess Openings is written by a team of experts -- four writers who are acclaimed as outstanding chess writers and experts in their fields. The expert team's collective knowledge and experience covers all openings. Each section is written by a player with expertise in that area, enabling Nunn's Chess Openings to provide the sort of insider knowledge that can only be gained by playing an opening against tough opposition.Setting it above the rest, the majority of game references are from the 1990s. Computers have also been used to make the book extremely accurate: full use has been made of databases of millions of games; tables have been generated from computer files, eliminating notation errors, impossible variations, etc.; powerful analytical engines have assisted with the analysis of tactical positions; a final blundercheck has made sure there are no wrong moves given.

Author Notes

FIDE Master Graham Burgess is a highly accomplished and versatile writer on chess, whose Mammoth Book of Chess won the British Chess Federation book of the Year Award in 1997. He holds the world record for marathon blitz chess-playing. John Nunn has been a grandmaster for 20 years and has played for the English National Team from 1974 up to the present day. At the 1984 Chess Olympiad he won three individual gold medals and in 1988-9 finished sixth overall in the World Cup. In recent years he has turned more to writing, establishing a reputation as arguably the world's foremost chess author. He has twice won the British Chess Federation Book of the Year Award. Joe Gallagher is a highly respected author of numerous best-selling chess books including being co-author of the single volume openings work Nunn¿s Chess Openings . John Emms is one of Britain¿s strongest Grandmasters and is a member of the English national team. He has also carved out a reputation for being an excellent chess writer and has many works under his name. He is co-author of the very popular openings bible Nunn¿s Chess Openings .